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W01 - Optogenetics: From new tools to applications (09:00-11:30)

FENS Forum 2020, Glasgow 11-15 July - Official Workshop on Neuroscience
Optogenetics is a highly active and interdisciplinary field of research with major relevance to the broad neuroscience community

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July 11, 2020 - 9:00 am

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July 11, 2020 - 11:30 am

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SEC Centre   View map

Optogenetics is a highly active and interdisciplinary field of research with major relevance to the broad neuroscience community.

Optogenetics enables cell-type- and brain area-specific, spatially confined and graded stimulation and inhibition of neurons.

Optogenetics ranges from tool making to applications in clinical neurosciences.

Insight into new optogenetic tools: tailored opsins and vectors (Boyden, Dalkara, Gradinaru, Moser) and light delivery approaches: structured illumination by spatial light modulators and implantable micro-LED arrays (Emiliani, Moser).

Understanding neural circuitry using optogenetic manipulation (Boyden, Gradinaru, Emiliani).

Restoring the function of neural circuitry by optogenetic stimulation (Boyden, Gradinaru, Dalkara, Moser).

Selection of speakers covers leading experts with balanced representation of gender (50% female), age, and European nations, two transatlantic speakers.